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Changing storage needs for server customers now requires greater levels of performance and functionality at a lower cost of ownership. The next generation HP MSA 2040 Storage arrays raises the bar & uniquely addresses HP ProLiant customers' shared storage and data protection needs, reduces TCO while dramatically increasing performance using technologies such as Solid State Drives, Snap and Volume copy, Replication and SEDs. The MSA 2040 Storage arrays are positioned to provide an excellent value for customers needing increasing performance to support initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization. The MSA 2040 delivers this performance by leveraging new controller architecture with a new processor, four ports with 4GB cache per controller and using drive technologies such as SSDs. The MSA 2040 Storage ships standard with 64 Snapshots and Volume Copy enabled for increased data protection and allow replication with optional Remote Snap software between arrays (FC or iSCSI only).
Futureproof: 2x the Bandwidth and the First Entry SAN with 16Gb FC
Choice of 8Gb/16Gb FC, 1Gb/10GbE iSCSI and 12Gb SAS to match the configuration needs of infrastructure. The 4th generation of MSA's unique Data-in-Place upgrades provides investment protection. Host ports upgradeable by SFPS (8Gb/16Gb FC) or (1GB/10GBE iSCSI) allows customers to manage their total cost of ownership lower.
Simple: Flexible Architecture
Select disk enclosures with Large or Small Form Factor drives –choice of High-performance Solid State Drives, Enterprise-class SAS or SAS Midline drives or Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) based on application, performance and budget needs. The integrated setup and management tools for MSA are easy to manage for ProLiant/BladeSystems IT managers. Choice of 8Gb/16Gb FC, 1Gb/10GbE iSCSI and 12Gb SAS to match the configuration needs of infrastructure. Deploy single or dual controllers depending on high-availability and budgetary requirements.
Fast: The MSA 2040 Sets New Standards for $/IOPS in Entry SAN, 3x to 4x Today's Competition
Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) designed to safeguard critical personal and business information and to comply with regulatory mandates. 4-port Converged SAN controller supporting Fibre Channel and iSCSI and a SAS Controller with 4GB Cache translating into better application response time and ability to support more virtualised environments. New high-performance Converged SAN controller and SAS controller offer 4X the performance of today's other entry-level SAN arrays. SSD support with integrated "wear gauge" helps improves application performance and allows customers to reduce their operating costs by reducing foot prints and power consumptions.
|Device Type||Hard drive array|
|Enclosure Type||Rack-mountable - 2U|
|Installed Devices / Modules Qty||0|
|Supported Devices / Modules Qty||12|
|HDD Array External Interface||SAS 12Gb/s|
|Type||2 x RAID|
|Interface Type||SAS 6Gb/s|
|Data Transfer Rate||600 MBps|
|Cache / Buffer Size (Max)||4 GB|
|RAID Level||RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Expansion Bays||12 (total) / 12 (free) - 3.5" LFF|
|Interfaces||2 x SAS 12Gb/s - 36 pin 4x Shielded Mini MultiLane SAS (SFF-8644) ¦ 2 x management - mini-USB Type B ¦ 2 x management - RJ-45|
|Compliant Standards||CISPR 22 Class A, CISPR 24, EN 61000-3-2, GS, EN 61000-3-3, CCC, FCC Part 15, ICES-003 Class A, UL 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, WEEE, RoHS, EN55024 Class A, AS/NZS, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, VCCI Class A, CNS 13438(95) Class A, KN22 Class A, China RoHS|
|Power Device||2 x internal power supply - hot-plug|
|Max Supported Qty||2|
|Power Redundancy Scheme||1+1|
|Voltage Required||AC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Service & Support||Limited warranty - 3 years|
|Min Operating Temperature||5 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Humidity Range Operating||10 - 90% (non-condensing)|
At King of Servers we carry out daily price checks to maintain an up to date view on our pricing in relation to our online competitors. As well as monitoring, our website reacts to fluctuating prices automatically to ensure our products are always priced as keenly as possible across our entire catalogue.
Since it’s impossible to keep tabs on everyone, we offer a price match challenge. If you find a better price elsewhere, we'll do our very best to match it.
As well as new products, we also sell open box, refurbished & HP Renew products. All of our products are backed by a warranty.
Open box products are brand new, unused items for which the outer packaging has either been opened or damaged. Open box products are covered by the full manufacturer warranty.
Products we classify as refurbished have been checked and tested to ensure they are fit for sale and come from a variety of sources.
Refurbished products might include:
HP Renew products have been remanufactured to the same standard as new HP products and are backed by the original HP warranty. In other words, there is no difference between the warranty offered for a new HP product and the equivalent HP Renew product.
At King of Servers we conduct regular price checks to maintain an up to date view on our pricing in relation to our online competitors. We aim to ensure our products are always priced as keenly as possible across our entire catalogue.
Since it’s impossible to keep tabs on everyone, we offer a. If you find a better price elsewhere, we'll do our very best to match it.
We're not as big as some of our competitors so we have to try harder to win your business and this means offering better prices and better service levels. We’re also fortunate to have smaller overheads than some of our larger competitors and this, coupled with our buying power allows us to secure volume related discounts from our established global network of suppliers. These savings are ultimately reflected in the prices of our products.
Cheaper doesn't always mean better though, read our blog and watch out for the common pitfalls
Categorically no! All our stock is ethically sourced within the EU and backed by warranty. Hewlett Packard products sold as new are retail sealed units covered by the full manufacturer warranty. For added peace of mind, we can supply serial numbers up front which you can validate online to confirm warranty cover ahead of purchase.
We check our prices daily against a wide range of competitors to try to bring you the best deal. However, if you've spotted a better price offered by one of our competitors, please let us know and we'll do our very best to match it.Price Match Challenge
The IT sector is littered with companies who don't hold stock. Their websites advertise products that are sourced from third party suppliers. Pricing and availability data on such sites is typically retrieved from files or feeds which are often not refreshed regularly enough. The result? Cancelled orders, long lead times and disgruntled customers.
King of Servers is a major stockholder with full transparency into our stockholding and pricing. Our website is refreshed on a 15-minute cycle 24/7 so the pricing and availability you see online is both accurate and reliable.
We recommend you double check a cheaper price elsewhere is accurate and based on physical stock that can be shipped immediately before placing your order.
We show true stock counts on our website, not woolly messages like ‘in stock' or ‘available to order'. Stock levels are updated every 15 minutes 24/7 so you can see exactly how many units we have sat in our warehouse available for immediate despatch.
And speaking of shipping, did you know we offer same day deliveries? You can choose this or other timed services during checkout on our website or contact our sales team for a quote. Handy when you need the goods in a hurry!
Most web stores fail to specify the stock condition of the products they advertise for sale. It seems reasonable to assume that all products are brand new, unused units supplied in the sealed, original manufacturer packaging and protected by the full warranty but this isn't always the case.
A heavily discounted price can be a sign that the product in question may be a used or refurbished unit. Open/damaged box and ‘ex demo' units are also rife in the marketplace and warranty cover on such goods will be variable so it's wise to check what you're getting before committing to any purchase.
King of Servers displays the product condition on all our product pages. As well as detailing what the condition means, we specify the level of warranty condition allowing you to make an informed buying decision.
Ensure you compare like for like when shopping around for prices online.
All brand new products come with a full manufacturer warranty, right? Not always; it depends where the products were sourced from. You may have heard of the grey market or parallel imports? Manufacturers often stipulate the geographical regions in which their products are designated for sale. Unscrupulous suppliers seek to source goods from outside of these regions at cheaper costs which they pass on via cheaper prices. The downside is that the manufacturer might not honour the warranty in the event of a support call. Grey kit does not qualify for warranty support and if it fails, you could be significantly out of pocket.
All products offered for sale at King of Servers are sourced from legitimate channels and are covered by warranty. For added peace of mind, we can supply serial numbers up front which can be validated on the manufacturer's website to ensure warranty cover is in place prior to purchase.
Ask any potential supplier if they can supply serial numbers ahead of purchase. Any legitimate stockholder who has sourced the goods from the proper channels should be able and happy to do so.
Look beyond the price and establish whether the company behind the product is a bona fide organisation that you can return to should you encounter issues down the line. This is particularly important if you've never heard of them before. It's relatively easy to set up a web shop nowadays which makes it difficult to differentiate between a one-man band operating out of a home office and a well-established, reputable bricks and mortar business. Sales T&Cs, returns policy and aftercare service are probably important areas for you to consider.
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